[Elizabeth Kirkland Merritt with Her Nurse, Ida]

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Creation: 1901

American parents around 1900 faced issues familiar to parents today, including balancing their children’s needs with their own. While we do not know much about Elizabeth's caretaker Ida, we can see the affectionate gesture of the little girl. Elizabeth, the only child of James Kirkland, was born in 1898. In 1919, she graduated from Wellesley College. She married Benjamin D. Meritt soon after; the couple lived in New Jersey where Meritt taught at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Title

[Elizabeth Kirkland Merritt with Her Nurse, Ida]

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1901

Description

American parents around 1900 faced issues familiar to parents today, including balancing their children’s needs with their own. While we do not know much about Elizabeth's caretaker Ida, we can see the affectionate gesture of the little girl. Elizabeth, the only child of James Kirkland, was born in 1898. In 1919, she graduated from Wellesley College. She married Benjamin D. Meritt soon after; the couple lived in New Jersey where Meritt taught at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Card photographs (photographs)

Source

MSS0242, James Hampton Kirkland Papers, Box 38, Folder 11 "Kirkland and Henderson Relatives"

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0242-P-Elizabeth_Kirkland_Merritt-Nurse_Ida-c1901.jpg

Citation

“[Elizabeth Kirkland Merritt with Her Nurse, Ida],” Gallery, accessed October 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/799.